The real attempt at flight of the young Cuban woman, Sandra dos Santos, into the USA created the initial impulse of this performative work, which contrasts the global movements of goods and capital with the forced static of man. While contemporary art reflects the importance of human need for freedom and migration, by figures and themes such as immigrants, exile, tourists and urban hikers (Nicolas Bourriaud), the global reality is shaped by regulation and restriction. While often the attention is led towards the escape, Medina focusses on two other moments: the farewell and the arrival. This 30 - minute performance invites visitors to immerse themselves in this field of tension and reflect on the constitution of the black, female body in media, politics and society. After the performance, there is time for a conversation with artist and curator.
Viviana Medina Medina is a theatre director and performance artist. She studied literature at the Freie Universität Berlin and theatre at the Ernst Busch Academy. She initiated and realized various art and theatre projects, most recently she invited seven groups of artists to stage 15 - minute performances under the title "School of Moral" in the former women's prison in Berlin-Lichterfelde.
Admission is free. The number of participants is limited to 35 persons.
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